I revamped this idea from one that was posted on Pinterest where a creative teacher had her students draw some seeds.
I've since lost the link so if you know who this is, please shoot me an e-mail so I can link up to her and give credit.
As much as I like little ones making their own illustrations, I wanted to add more seeds and didn't want this to be labor intensive with the addition of the writing process as well.
In the past, my Y5's covered all of these seeds throughout the year, so springtime is a wonderful point to compare and contrast them all as a great review.
Students read the sentence, trace the main word, write it, and then color the object that it comes from.
If you want to add more pizzazz to the booklets, you can have students glue the matching seeds to the pages.
For a few dollars, you can buy popcorn, sunflower and pumpkin seeds in bulk and all you need is a few apples and a slice of watermelon and you’re set for the rest of the seeds.
Comparing and contrasting the seeds makes a great discussion as well. I’ve also provided a graphing extension to nail that standard too.
When everyone has completed their booklet, read it as a whole group to reinforce concepts of print.
I know your students will enjoy taking it home and sharing it with their families.
This booklet is a terrific way to plug in a little science, especially with all the seeds being planted in gardens right now.
My Seed Book makes a nice addition to your Daily 5 activities as well.
Click on the link to view/download My Seed Booklet
Do you have a seed activity you’d care to share? I’d enjoy hearing from you. firstname.lastname@example.org OR…feel free to leave a comment here, especially if you use one of my ideas.
Feel free to PIN anything you think will be helpful to parents or teachers.
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For more fun in the garden, scroll down for article #2 In My Garden, my newest Count and Color booklet.